Opera Europa’s forum for Dramaturgy was founded online in early 2022 and has since gathered once live at the Prague-conference last Spring. We are happy to offer this second meeting in the ideal setting of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Participants can benefit from a rich offer of performances as well as various encounters with independent opera creators of the festival Academy.
The meeting will start from 10.00 on 13 July with a Workshop on applied dramaturgy where participants share their most challenging projects of the coming season, including insights in the dramaturgical work for the current edition of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. On this day, the festival lunch series will also focus on this special anniversary edition.
In the afternoon, the forum meets the Opera Makers from the Academy of the festival, itself celebrating its 25th anniversary, and is invited to see a series of project pitches, which will be concluded with a drink with the artists.
On the second day, the forum reflects on practices of Interfacing of Institutions and Independent Producers and will then come together again with the Opera Makers for round table discussions. After lunch, the dramaturgs delve into the complex theme of translating opera.
The steering group of the forum looks forward to meeting you there: Diána Eszter Mátrai, Hedda Høgåsen-Hallesby, Luc Joosten, Patricie Částková, Timothée Picard, and Thomas Böckstiegel